Cate Blanchett’s ‘tár’ Receives a 6-minute Standing Ovation at the Venice Film Festival, Generating Immediate Oscar Buzz!
On Thursday afternoon, the 79th Venice Film Festival presented “Tár,” a drama directed by Todd Field and starring Cate Blanchett as a famous composer who becomes engaged in a public scandal.
This film marked the formal beginning of the fall Oscar campaign. The movie was met with a euphoric standing ovation that lasted for six minutes, and the audience inside the Sala Grande Theatre kept yelling “Bravo!” throughout the entire time.
Blanchett took a bow while firmly grasping the hand of the festival’s director, Alberto Barbera, but the applause persisted and even got louder when she finished. After what seemed like an eternity, the clapping came to a stop, and a teary-eyed Cate Blanchett turned to a member of her crew and said, “Let’s have a drink.”
In point of fact, Blanchett’s work in “Tár” is shaping up to be one of the most critically acclaimed performances of the upcoming Oscar season. The overwhelmingly positive reception to the film almost ensures that Blanchett will receive her seventh Oscar nomination for her acting in the picture.
(She has already taken home two Oscars, one for 2005’s “The Aviator” and another for 2014’s “Blue Jasmine,” but “Tár” is sure to stoke rumors that she may win a third medal in March of 2023.)
Even before it made its debut, there was a lot of excitement surrounding the upcoming film “Tar,” which will be released in theaters by Focus Features on November 7. After an absence of 15 years from the directorial world, Todd Field is making his debut with this film. Blanchett was the inspiration for the story, according to what he has revealed.
At the premiere held on the Lido in the late afternoon, people gathered outside the red carpet in hopes of catching a glimpse of “Cate! Cate! Cate!” as they referred to her. They held up placards and movie posters while they waited. Before entering the theater for the beginning of the film, Blanchett signed a flurry of autographs for her legion of adoring fans in a hurry.
Nina Hoss, Noémie Marant, Mark Strong, Julian Glover, Allan Corduner, Sophie Kauer, and Sylvia Flote are some of the actors who appear in supporting roles in “Tár.” Hildur Gunadóttir, an Icelandic composer who was awarded the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 2020 for her work on “Joker,” contributed to the film’s original tunes.
Owen Gleiberman, a film critic for Variety, gave the film “Tár” from the Venice Film Festival a glowing review and said the following: “The movie is breathtaking—in its drama, its high-crafted creativity, and its vision. It’s a story about creativity, desire, obsession, and power that’s both cruel and personal… The characters in it have an authenticity that is comparable to real life.
(Even the tiniest roles are played to the point of vividly etched excellence by the actors.) You have an uncanny ability to raise the stakes simply by virtue of the fact that you never doubt the veracity of what you are experiencing.
The upcoming New York Film Festival will also have a screening of “Tár” courtesy of Focus Features. This year, Focus has a number of films that could potentially compete for the Oscars, including James Gray’s “Armageddon Time.” The drama that was directed by Gray had its global premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, and it will also be screened at the New York Film Festival alongside “Tár.”
Cate Blanchett is an acclaimed Australian actress who has amassed a net worth of $95 million over the course of her career. She has established a strong reputation for her work in a wide variety of roles across both independent and commercial films.
During the period of August 2017 through August 2018, Cate earned a total of $13 million, which was sufficient to place her among the top 10 most paid actresses in the world.